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Fashion Photographer Christina Emile's Morning Routine

Fashion Photographer Christina Emile's Morning Routine

PHOTOS via Christina Emile Photography 

PHOTOS via Christina Emile Photography 

Mornings are what you make them, and, if you ask me, Christina Emile’s morning routine is pretty damn great. I met Christina a few years ago when she came by to shoot a story for City Brewed, in collaboration with The Style Line. Ever since, I’ve been following Christina’s career as a fashion photographer, seeing her produce amazing shoot after amazing shoot – all backed with huge talent and even bigger spirit. Christina is one of those people who radiate beautiful energy – the kind you want to sit with for hours over coffee talking dreams and ideas. I could go on for days about Christina’s charisma, or about her recent work with FEED, Sam Edelman, and so many others, but alas, we only have so much time in the day. 

6:30-7AM I wake up and start making my favorite Trader Joe's coffee.  While it's brewing, I stretch and meditate for at least 5-10 minutes.  I try not to look at my phone until I've had enough "me time."

7:15 AM My husband and I will usually find a quiet place to drink our coffee outside, and chat about our weeks, upcoming works, and just have a few minutes to ourselves.  We just moved to Greenpoint and so far, Little Neck Outpost has been my next choice for coffee.

8:00AM My whole beauty routine takes about five minutes. I wash my face with SIMPLE Hydrating Cleaning Oil and apply Boscia Sake Hydrating and Brightening Essence. It's basically like watering your skin. Then I put on Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. I try to workout every day or every other day, so if I'm headed to kickboxing, I'll leave it at that. If I have a shoot or meeting, I'll continue on and add IT cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer, TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in color "cheeky Bronze".

8:30AM At my computer checking emails. I'm a morning person, so I try to get as much done as early as I can so I have the evening to relax.

For all you aspiring photographers out there, Christina shares her tips and tricks on Instagram, so you'll want to be following along. 

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